February 26, 2008

Tichy Brings District 6 City Council Race to Five

The field for the San Leandro District 6 City Council seat appears to have grown by one as perennial candidate Mark Tichy pulled papers for the seat on February 25, 2008.

Tichy was one of 12 applicants for the appointment to the District 6 City Council seat when Tony Santos was elected Mayor in November 2006. Despite Tichy's assertion at the February 5, 2007, City Council meeting that he was "here to claim this seat as is my right," he was not one of the six finalists interviewed by the City Council. Tichy ran for the seat unsuccessfully in 1996, 2000, and 2004. Tichy also lost his run for Mayor of San Leandro and a seat on the San Leandro School Board in 2002.

Other candidates who aspire to represent District 6 on the City Council include incumbent Jim Prola, Wafaa Aborashed, Estelle Clemons, and Hermy Almonte.

Prola was appointed to the District 6 City Council seat in February 2007 after Tony Santos cut short his term as Councilmember to become Mayor of San Leandro.

The filing period for candidates ends on March 7, 2008.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at February 26, 2008 1:41 PM | TrackBack
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